Another passing

A message via Mike More informed of the passing of Myrtle Johnston “in her 91st year” on 11 January. Myrtle was a mainstay of OGS Leeds & Grenville Branch, most recently as newsletter editor. She was also active in the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada –

Is there a recent unusual spike in deaths? In the UK, which publishes much more up-to-date stats than in Canada “The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 20 January 2023 (Week 3) was 17,912, which was 11.6% above the five-year average (1,864 excess deaths); of these deaths, 881 involved COVID-19.”

One Reply to “Another passing”

  1. Thank you, John, for recognizing the contributions Myrtle made to the genealogy community. She will be dearly missed by many Branch members, as well as her many friends in the wider genealogy community.

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